My band and I have some very dedicated fans out there (big thank you).  I’m going to be upfront about this post: it’s asking for you to do work, and it’s only for the super-fans.  If that’s not you, skip this one.

 

OK, if you’re reading on, I’m going to hope you might be one of the awesome people who have read or even contributed to my Wikipedia page, keeping it accurate and current.  Firstly, thank you. The reason I’m writing this post is that I just saw the Discussion / Wiki “Talk” page behind my page, where contributors discuss what is and isn’t true on the page, and people submit ideas or questions about what should be on the page. I thought I’d help out by answering a few things, and adding other notes that you might find useful.


TRIVIA:
Regarding the “Glue” nickname: someone in the band called me “The Glue” saying I was the one that “held everything together.”  The other nicknames (Spike Minoda, Cobra Holda) are just funny, nonsensical.


CRUFT / CLEAN UP:
There are some items on the page which I feel are less than noteworthy:
“made an iTunes celebrity playlist” (I’ve made dozens of playlists for many sites), and
“Was interviewed for MADtv” (it was clearly not a standout moment)
…those should probably be removed


GUITARS
I have played PRS, Ibanez, Fender, and Gibson guitars.  I’ve been playing since I was about 14.  I’ve contributed to the writing and performance of guitar on most songs of every Linkin Park record since the beginning; Brad and I both contribute to most songs that have guitar.

ACTING
I have not, nor do I plan to act in film nor TV.


OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST / MISSING ITEMS:
• I scored the MTV VMAs in 2005.  Lil’ Jon also contributed, but we did not collaborate–our tracks were separate.
• I was an honorary parade marshal in Los Angeles Nisei Week, 2005.
• I was awarded the Japanese American National Museum’s Award of Excellence in 2006.
Brad and I wrote and assembled the song and performance for our one-time-only mashup of “Numb / Encore / Yesterday” on stage at the Grammys (2006) with Jay-Z and Paul McCartney, which was an homage to Danger Mouse’s “Grey Album.”  We also won “Best Rap Sung Collaboration” the same night.  As we walked up to the podium, Jay motioned for me to give the acceptance speech, which I did.  I think he wanted me to accept because I had assembled, produced, and mixed all the mashups on Collision Course.
• In 2009, I received an Honorary Doctorate Of Humane Letters (H.D.L) from Art Center College Of Design.  I suppose this could also mean that my name at the top of the page should officially read: Michael Kenji “Mike” Shinoda, H.D.L., but I’ll leave it up to you guys whether that’s appropriate or not.
• EWP honored me with a Visionary Award and dinner in 2010


Again, a HUGE thank you to everyone who has worked on the Wikipedia page (and all the people who were a part of these honors mentioned, which I am very grateful for).

And if you’re not a superfan, and you read this far…why did you do that?

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Comment by Naveen Handa on April 9, 2011 at 8:45pm
guys do listen to this song plzzzzzzzzzzzzzz plz here its our first song http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wRUqz9DsRKM
Comment by Naveen Handa on April 9, 2011 at 8:45pm
guys do listen to this song plzzzzzzzzzzzzzz plz here its our first song http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wRUqz9DsRKM..the song is called " ISSHONI"
Comment by Naveen Handa on April 9, 2011 at 8:44pm
guys do listen to this song plzzzzzzzzzzzzzz plz here its our first song http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wRUqz9DsRKM
Comment by Humberto C. Montes B. on April 9, 2011 at 8:24pm
woo.. Now I know this.. Thanks for the information... XD
Comment by Tia Daly on April 9, 2011 at 2:35pm

 
 I've been a huge fan of Linkin Park since they first came about back in 2000(Or sometime around then) and I was only seven! ‘In The End is  still, to this day, one of my all time favorite songs!  If i’m going to be honest, every song that Linkin Park has ever made( Demo’s included) I’ve loved! I’ve also been a huge fan of Fort Minor and Dead By Sunrise! (Mike’s and Chester’s solo projects) I loved every one of them songs! My dedication to the band and my trust in any change or choice they make with their music has made me completly respect them: because everything they produce is literally EPIC.

I'm sure that, to mike, I may not be what is considered a ‘superfan’, but i still consider myself  as one hell of a commited mo’fucka to him and his band. I love LP more than most know; i have to hide my excitment when i talk about the band sometimes because people think i am psycho :/


Comment by ןɐʇsʎɹɔ sǝsoɹɔⓒⓡⓨⓢⓣⓐⓛ on April 9, 2011 at 2:18pm
lol dammit im a diehard LP fan but now i have to go to effing wikipedia....
Comment by Naveen Handa on April 9, 2011 at 8:19am
Naveen Handa hey guys..sry for a heterogeneous comment..i m naveen handa ..me and my frnd (gk) we released a song called issho ni (if u r a fan of linkin park then u must know about it). basically it was a song for japan victims . but we made it for you guys every thng is new in this music lyrics, drums and every thing is original.
just have a look guys. and do give your opinion. hope you will like it. just a small effort so have a look and enjoy.
here its our first song http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wRUqz9DsRKM
listen it like it and spread it
Comment by SWEETSIXTEEN79 on April 9, 2011 at 6:03am
You're like a fine wine the older you get better you're good...I'm really super fan of LP about ten years now, you're the best band and the only one in the world who makes me forget my hard life !!!!
Comment by Yahya Al Amiri on April 9, 2011 at 6:02am
THANK U FOR LETTING US KNOW ALL THESE FACTS MIKE! =)
Comment by Susan Thomas on April 9, 2011 at 4:10am
thanks for the info :)

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